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Paying For Treatment

  • I'm sandra G. I have non-hodgkins Lymphoma and it sucks want to give help

    no help

    Paying for treatment
    Added Dec 28, 2013
    I stop my last 2 chemo cause I got tired of the hospital saying we don’t do charity and Medicare is soooo slow. I had to have another mammogram and an ultra sound I knew something was wrong when they call the doctor in now I need another biopsy on the 6th of Jan. If no help from Medicare then I will stop everything, no matter what. I’m getting …
  • Hi, I'm Susie R P.

    cancer

    Paying for treatment
    Added Sep 19, 2013

    this is my second round of cancer i have survied colon cancer and now i am taking chemo after uterine cancer and i didnt lose my hair the first time it just got a little thin but this time i am losing it all and i hate it

  • JM
    JM
    I'm JM and I'm scared
    JM

    Health costs: America vs New Zealand

    Paying for treatment
    Updated Apr 18, 2013

    I am an American who has lived in New Zealand for the past 20 years. I am really grateful for the care I have received in New Zealand for my multiple myeloma.
    In America I would be living on the streets after paying for the velcade alone. Having a life-threatening disease is bad enough, having to worry about how I would pay for having a life…

  • I'm Gary, and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer

    Paying for treatment - Free Cancer Treatments

    Paying for treatment
    Added Feb 22, 2013

    National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, the federal hospital in Bethesda Maryland requires no insurance, and is completely free. Depending on type of clinical trial, auto or plane reimbursement is available to all patients. There is a beautiful hotel on site for extended stays, but hospice patients and children’s parents have…

  • Medical Tourism for Colon Cancer, August 2012

    Paying for treatment
    Added Aug 31, 2012

    I’ve just returned from Bangkok, Thailand after a trip of several weeks duration. There is now no cancer in my body. Maybe not so remarkable until you consider I did it without health insurance, and I’m not in a state of financial ruin.

    There is hope out there for many Americans watching their middle class economic status destroyed by stru…

  • I was diagnosed with a Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor (NETs) in Jan. 2005. This is a rare slow growing cancer.

    Clinical Trial Neuroendocrine carcinoid tumor, 177 Lutetium DOTA Octreotate

    Paying for treatment
    Updated Jul 11, 2011

    I am mid way through a clinical trial sponsored by Dr. Ebrahim Delpasssand, President and Founder of Excel Diagnostics and Nuclear Imaging, Houston, TX. The medication is 177Lutetium DOTA Octreotate and this is the only location in North America where it is available. Protocol calls for four treatments at about $15,000 each. I am concerned abou…

  • Hi, I'm Angellinda

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer! A Triple Threat! 3 Strikes & I'm out?

    Paying for treatment
    Added Apr 3, 2011

    I read Migraine sufferers are less likely to get Migraines! Hey, 32 years here! Since I was Young. 2 Years ago my husband lost his Job and our insurance. Then in 2010. I get diagnosed with Triple Negative Breaqst Cancer! Try doing this with no income! No money, broken down cars, no gas money or anything! Same year my own married Daughters lost t…

  • I'm marisa93, and I support someone with cancer

    unbelievable

    Paying for treatment
    Added Mar 12, 2011

    My husband was dx’ed w/stage IV LC on Nov 23,2010. He has been off work since then undergoing treatment. He is doing well and respoded well to WBR and from PET scan results last week he is responding well to chemo. On the heels of the good news last week came the letter in the mail that his employer had cut off insurance benefits! Then the dr st…

  • I'm Sandra, and I support someone with cancer

    Wise use of resources

    Paying for treatment
    Added Dec 22, 2010

    Make sure to apply for grants available to cancer patients…talk to a financial counselor at the treatment center you chose.
    For blood cancers the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can give you a grant to help with drug copays related to cancer treatment. Go to their website to read more.

    Also,
    Cancer Care will help with transportation costs …

  • I was diagnosed with a Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor (NETs) in Jan. 2005. This is a rare slow growing cancer.

    Anticipating future needs

    Paying for treatment
    Updated May 4, 2010

    I do not know the truth about my medical condition. My cancer has spread to my bones and I don’t know what that means. What is the next step? Will it be a wheelchair or a bed? My long term disability was cancelled illegally, my social security is calculated incorrectly, and Medicare has forbidden my insurance company to pay for anything tha…

Favorite Paying For Treatment Experiences

  • JM
    JM
    I'm JM and I'm scared
    JM

    Health costs: America vs New Zealand

    Paying for treatment
    Updated Apr 18, 2013

    I am an American who has lived in New Zealand for the past 20 years. I am really grateful for the care I have received in New Zealand for my multiple myeloma.
    In America I would be living on the streets after paying for the velcade alone. Having a life-threatening disease is bad enough, having to worry about how I would pay for having a life…

  • I'm Gary, and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer

    Paying for treatment - Free Cancer Treatments

    Paying for treatment
    Added Feb 22, 2013

    National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, the federal hospital in Bethesda Maryland requires no insurance, and is completely free. Depending on type of clinical trial, auto or plane reimbursement is available to all patients. There is a beautiful hotel on site for extended stays, but hospice patients and children’s parents have…

  • Hi, I'm Susie R P.

    cancer

    Paying for treatment
    Added Sep 19, 2013

    this is my second round of cancer i have survied colon cancer and now i am taking chemo after uterine cancer and i didnt lose my hair the first time it just got a little thin but this time i am losing it all and i hate it

  • I was diagnosed with a Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor (NETs) in Jan. 2005. This is a rare slow growing cancer.

    Clinical Trial Neuroendocrine carcinoid tumor, 177 Lutetium DOTA Octreotate

    Paying for treatment
    Updated Jul 11, 2011

    I am mid way through a clinical trial sponsored by Dr. Ebrahim Delpasssand, President and Founder of Excel Diagnostics and Nuclear Imaging, Houston, TX. The medication is 177Lutetium DOTA Octreotate and this is the only location in North America where it is available. Protocol calls for four treatments at about $15,000 each. I am concerned abou…